most excellent and versatile shirt

Reviewed by allroad from mountains and high desert on Friday, June 17, 2016
This short sleeve ExOfficio Air strip has become my favorite shirt because of the fabric. Feels like a quality light cotton with a nice hand and feel--very light but just substantial enough. This is remarkable because it has the technical advantages of three quarters nylon, one quarter polyester, but has the feel and livability of cotton. This makes the short sleeve version versatile in a range of situations and seasons and not just super hot settings where a gossamer shirt is called for.
This shirt is so versatile I'd hoped it was the same in the long sleeve version but that long sleeve version has thinner, lighter weight fabric (and different pockets as mentioned in the other review). The long sleeve version clings and is wispy like silk. Too bad because this is a good enough shirt I would want the versatility of a long sleeve version too.
This shirt has a couple technical features that seem too busy and detract slightly from versatility but that's an individual preference and easily coped with.
Favorite things besides the fabric include 1) perfectly proportioned pockets, 2) straight cut (no shirt tails) for ideal untucked look that can also be tucked in, 3) nice pointed collar shape and proportion that looks as good unbuttoned as otherwise. These three things with the good fabric make it the ideal basic shirt for an amazingly wide range of situations.
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